Indonesian President to attend tourist event at Borobudur Temple - Tourism Indonesia


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Indonesian President to attend tourist event at Borobudur Temple

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to attend the "Trail of Civilization" (TOC) event featuring the journey of Budha at Borobudur Temple in Magelang district of Central Java province, on Saturday evening, Antara news wire reported here Saturday.

As part of ASEAN countries cooperation, the event would be an annual event at Borobudur Temple to attract tourists to the world's civilization site in Magelang district, spokesman of the event's organizing committee Totok Lestiyo said.

Besides President Susilo, the event will also be attended by foreign ambassadors in Jakarta, and the culture and tourism ministers of ASEAN countries, he said.

Lestiyo said that the organizers had invited members of the ASEAN countries, including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia since 2006.

He said that the event is expected to attract more tourists from 12 Asian countries including Japan, South Korea and China.


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